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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 728 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    At no point in the past 60 years has there been such a sustainable demand for geologists, and geoscience-related occupations are expected to grow much faster than the average growth of all U.S. occupations. This involves three distinct employer groups: the energy and natural resources sector (mostly petroleum and mining), the environment sector (mostly groundwater and hazards) and the government sector (research and regulatory agencies).

    The demand for new geologists exceeds the number of geology graduates available.The demand for geologists is reflected in salary offers. The petroleum industry is leading the way, with annual salaries often exceeding $100,000. The mean annual wage for all geoscientists is approximately $82,500. Job opportunities, salaries and opportunities for advancement are significantly enhanced with a Master of Science degree. Completing a master’s degree immediately after a bachelor’s degree typically takes 24 months as a paid graduate teaching assistant.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 728 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    In addition to the general requirements for the BA or BS degree, the following must be completed:
    • Chemistry I
    • Chemistry II
    • Earth in Action
    • Geology Laboratory
    • Mineralogy
    • Petrology
    • Geomorphology
    • Structural Geology
    • Field Methods
    • Invertebrate Fossils
    • Stratigraphy-Sedimentation
    • Field Geology C
    • Geologic Evolution of Planet Earth
    • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
    • General Physics I
    • General Physics II

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    The alumni of the geology department have shown their support and generosity by endowing more than 20 scholarships, including several that can be awarded to incoming freshmen. In recent years, the total scholarship funding for geology majors and graduate students has averaged nearly $50,000, with
    individual awards ranging from $500 to $4,000.


    K-State’s theatre program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and it is the only accredited program in Kansas.
    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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